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Historical Events In April - 04

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1820  Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891 on this day in history.  

1821  On April - 04 linus Yale, US, portrait painter/inventor (Yale cylinder lock)  

1823  Karl Wilhelm Siemens, inventor (laid undersea cables) on April - 04.  

1828  Casparus van Wooden patents chocolate milk powder (Amsterdam) on this day in history.  

1828  Margaret Oliphant, Scotland, novelist/biographer (Beleaguered City) on this day in history.  

1831  Edward Cary Walthall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898 on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history charles Darwin aboard HMS Beagle reaches Rio de Janeiro  

1832  Jose Echegaray y Elizaguirre, playwright/scientist (Teatro Escogido) on this day in history.  

1836  On this day in history jerome Hopkins, composer  

1841  William Henry Harrison, becomes 1st pres to die in office, at 68 on this day in history.  

1843  On April - 04 hans Richter, composer  

1844  Charles Bulfinch, 1st US pro architect (Mass State House), dies at 80 on April - 04.  

1850  On this day in history city of Los Angeles incorporated  

1853  Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln on April - 04.  

1854  Sailors and Marines from sailing sloop, Plymouth, protect U.S. citizens at Shanghai on April - 04.  

1858  Asteroid 54, Kalypso discovered (named for goddess of silence) on April - 04.  

1858  On this day in history r Luther discovers asteroid #53 Kalypso  

1859  On this day in history the opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris France)  

1859  On this day in history opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)  

1862  Battle of Yorktown begins on this day in history.  

1862  On April - 04 uS begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond  

1862  Harmen S Sytstra, Dutch poet/editor (Iduna), dies at 45 on April - 04.  

1864  On this day in history skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas  

1865  On this day in history lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse  

1866  Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev on April - 04.  

1866  On April - 04 george P Baker, US playwright (47 Workshop)  

1870  Golden Gate Park established by City Order #800 on this day in history.  

1870  Golden Gate Park forms by City Order #800 on April - 04.  

1870  On this day in history george A Smith, Salt Lake City Utah, 8th pres of Mormon church  

1872  Nikolai Amani, composer on April - 04.  

1875  Jozef Szulc, composer on April - 04.  

1876  On this day in history maurice de Vlaminck, Paris, Fauvist painter (Village in the Snow)  

1879  On this day in history gabriel Groulez, composer  

1881  Charles Funk, Ohio, Encylopediest (Funk & Wagnalls) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 04

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0186  On April - 04 birth of caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)  

1492  On April - 04 birth of ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)  

1527  On this day in history birth of abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer  

1572  On this day in history birth of william Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)  

1593  On April - 04 birth of edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)  

1646  Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715) was born on this day in history.  

1648  Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on April - 04.  

1688  Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In April - 04

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0397  On April - 04 ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies  

0636  Death of Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560) on this day in history.  

0896  Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on this day in history.  

1229  On this day in history hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies  

1284  On this day in history alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62  

1292  On April - 04 nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies  

1305  Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217) on April - 04.  

1393  Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies on this day in history.  

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